Will Middlebrooks just keeps raking against major league pitching. Pretty soon they might need to give him a more permanent jersey number.
For now, he’s keeping the legacy of the No. 64 alive with his dominance of the big leagues through four games. That’s the same number Dustin Pedroia wore when he broke into the bigs, and since he turned out pretty well, we’ve got our hopes up for Middlebrooks, too.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is awarding Middlebrooks our “Royal Crush” player of the game after two more home runs. Middlebrooks is crushing the ball, yes, but also don’t be surprised if all of Red Sox Nation continues falling in love with the newest third baseman either.
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